History Literature / LetTheRightOneIn

27th Apr '17 6:48:48 PM Taskmaster123
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* PayEvilUntoEvil: The bullies deserved ''everything'' Eli did to them, and it wasn't pretty. They went to the pool with the intention of either mutilating or drowning Oskar. They had no idea they'd never leave.
20th Apr '17 4:36:46 PM to-trope-or-not-to-trope
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* UnsettlingGenderReveal: [[spoiler:Eli's genitals are completely missing. In the novel, the vampire who bit them also chopped off all their male parts, making them... well, it's hard to say. It's not clear whether Eli really thinks that makes them female, or is just more comfortable as a girl. All this is made much clearer in the book.]]

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* UnsettlingGenderReveal: [[spoiler:Eli's genitals are completely missing. In the novel, the vampire who bit them him/her also chopped off all their his/her male parts, making them...him/her... well, it's hard to say. It's not clear whether Eli really thinks that makes them him/her female, or is just more comfortable as a girl. All this is made much clearer in the book.]]
20th Feb '17 12:38:42 PM Glim
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* UndeadBarefooter: Eli/Abby tends to go barefoot even in snow; that's one of the first signs that there's something weird about her.
3rd Jan '17 2:12:46 PM ImaginaryTalkingRabbit
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* TransEqualsGay: [[spoiler: Considering Eli and Oskar's relationship a QueerRomance is contingent on accepting this trope's claim as well. Granted, claiming that Eli is "trans" is also highly dubious at best, since he didn't exactly ''choose'' to have a sex change operation...]]
24th Oct '16 8:11:58 PM DeepRecon
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* WouldntHurtAChild: Or rather ''Couldn't'' Hurt a Child. [[spoiler: Lacke wanted to kill Eli after she killed his best friend Jocke and caused his girlfriend Virginia's death, but when poised to actually kill her with a knife while she slept, he couldn't bring himself to use it on someone who at least ''looked'' so much like a child.]]
14th Oct '16 10:29:24 PM RedGuardRonnie
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** Actually, the slit-pupils are a stock feature of vampires (and non- or quasi-human baddies) since time immemorial, and the having to be invited in a faithful rendition of pre-film and pre-Gothic-novel vampire folklore that the English-language vampire tradition dropped by the wayside.
15th Sep '16 7:02:35 PM mirisu92
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** The story's set in TheEighties, and in those days tobacco may have had less of a bad reputation—more so given it's chewing tobacco, which still doesn't carry the same stigma as cigarette smoking.
28th Jul '16 9:02:43 AM lizevans
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* AntiVillain: Håkan only kills to supply blood for Eli, [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and even allows her to feed on him before he falls out the window and dies.]]]]



* FanDisservice: [[spoiler:Eli's scarred crotch. Physically twelve years old, and "she" didn't start off as a girl and isn't really one now either. Strangely, Oskar doesn't seem quite so disturbed at this discovery as we're likely to be...]]
26th May '16 2:10:53 AM Nakuyabi
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** Arguably the most talked about scene in both films is their pool endings, which play out nearly the same: [[spoiler: the main bully's brother, Jimmy, as well as the rest of the bullies, show up at the pool and start a fire to lure the teacher outside while Oskar stays in the pool. Jimmy forces Oskarinto a sadistic game: stay underwater for three minutes, or he will gouge out one of his eyes. After being held underwater for about a minute, a crash through the pool's window signals that Eli has come to the rescue. We only witness the rescue underwater from Oskar/Owen's perspective, but the screaming above the water, as well as the downpour of blood and body parts tells us all we need to know.]]

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** Arguably the most talked about scene in both films is their pool endings, which play out nearly the same: [[spoiler: the main bully's brother, Jimmy, as well as the rest of the bullies, show up at the pool and start a fire to lure the teacher outside while Oskar stays in the pool. Jimmy forces Oskarinto Oskar into a sadistic game: stay underwater for three minutes, or he will gouge out one of his eyes. After being held underwater for about a minute, a crash through the pool's window signals that Eli has come to the rescue. We only witness the rescue underwater from Oskar/Owen's perspective, but the screaming above the water, as well as the downpour of blood and body parts tells us all we need to know.]]


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* TransEqualsGay: [[spoiler: Considering Eli and Oskar's relationship a QueerRomance is contingent on accepting this trope's claim as well. Granted, claiming that Eli is "trans" is also highly dubious at best, since he didn't exactly ''choose'' to have a sex change operation...]]
22nd May '16 2:08:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Abby isn't evil [[CreepyChild but]]...
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